It is very much too early on a Monday morning.
I’m currently at our state edtech conference and, as part of the team running this show, I don’t get much time to write about, much less reflect on, what’s happening here in real time.
So, just a few quick observations before the day kicks into high gear.
This is my annual playlist of new-to-me tracks, added to my collection of holiday music. Stuff I can stand to hear in heavy rotation this time of year.
Definitely not the far-too-cheery, often annoying dreck you’re likely to hear in the supermarket and mall.
In the world of science fiction movies and television, it seems as if aliens are constantly dropping in from all parts of the universe. Sometimes they come in peace. More often, the reason for the visit is more sinister.
Then there are all the people for whom jumping back and forth through time seems to be more of a local trip.
Fortunately, there are a couple of fun resources to help keep track of all that traffic.
Back in the fall of 2022, ISTE announced to its members that the organization would be merging with ASCD.
It didn’t make a lot of sense to me then, and a year later, the feeling hasn’t really changed.
In this past election cycle, our governor and his friends threw the term “woke” at lots of people. After a while, it started to reminded me of the adults in the Charlie Brown cartoons: wokewokewokewokewokewokewokewokewokewokewokewoke.
The term is pretty much an all-purpose “insult”, to be thrown back anyone who disagrees with them.
Which, I guess, would include me.